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Is H.I.P. actually hip?
March 24, 2006, 4:34 am
Filed under: Beauty, Celebrity

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I’m really not a fan of L’Oreal’s new “High Intensity Pigments (H.I.P.)” color line.  The colors, which run the gamut from eye shadow to blush and back again, are used to create “harmony” or “disharmony” looks (the website even has handy dandy “tips” on how to perfect each look).  With a name like “disharmony look,” you kind of expect visual vomit, but even the harmony looks are awful!  Congrats, L’Oreal; you’ve succeeded in making some of the most beautiful women alive – including Beyonce and Scarlett Johanssen – look like Ancient Egyptian drag queens.  And ugly ones at that.

I kind of like the look in the last picture though.  I cannot tell a lie. The lips are so pretty! They’re done with a combo of “Moxie” Intensely Moisturizing Lipcolor and “Dreamer” Brilliant Shine Lipgloss.  I could even go for the “Playful” Eyeshadow Duo.   All of these products are by L’Oreal.  They’re available at your local CVS.  And I have a birthday coming up. Hint hint.


Noodle & Boo’s Super Soft Lotion
March 10, 2006, 3:02 pm
Filed under: Beauty

super soft lotion.jpgOften, I think the best beauty products are the ones you discover by accident.  You weren’t looking, but they found you, and left you pleasantly surprised – and needing more!

Such is the case with my favorite lotion, Noodle & Boo’s Super Soft Lotion.  I was interning at a national magazine this summer and happened to come across the product on the freebie table.  Once I smelled it, I knew I had to take it home with me – despite the fact that it’s supposed to be for babies and I am (by most accounts, anyway) a fully grown woman.

It’s kind of embarrassing that I have so much love for a product that’s meant for baby’s behinds, but I got over it – and once you’ve used the lotion, you will, too.  Made with sweet almond oil and Vitamins C and E, the lotion is very light, smells delightful and is specially formulated for sensitive skin, so it’s great for everyday use.  The lotion made even my driest skin soft, and just a little bit goes a long way.  And best of all, it’s only $14.25 a bottle (with 20% of the proceeds going to charity).


My One Must-Have Beauty Product
February 22, 2006, 12:22 am
Filed under: Beauty

Burt'sAny of my friends can tell you I’m addicted to makeup.  I have so much of it that I don’t use, and plenty that I do use on a regular basis.  But my one must-have, the one thing that I will die without, is Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm.  It makes my lips soft and feels fantastic on.  I like to wear it underneath my lip stick or gloss.  I’ve even tried the Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm – and although it smells great and exfoliates the lips really well, there’s just no substitute for the tingle of the original Burt’s.